This blew my mind. Texas ranks as the 46th most patriotic state.

Maybe it's because there's always a rumor that we've got Texans who want to secede. Wallet Hub compiled a report of the most patriotic states in the country, and Texas is almost the least.

Who ranks lower? West Virginia, California, New York and New Jersey is the least. Wallet Hub used 13 key indicators of patriotism to determine the rankings, sharing these stats.

  • Red states are more patriotic, with an average ranking of 23.67, compared with 28.25 for blue states (1 = Best).
  • Alaska has the most veterans per 1,000 civilian adults, 127, which is 2.4 times more than in New York, the state with the fewest at 54.
  • Maine has the highest share of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election, 72.68 percent, which is 1.5 times higher than in Hawaii, the state with the lowest at 47.27 percent.
  • Utah has the highest volunteer rate, 51.00 percent, which is 2.2 times higher than in Florida, the state with the lowest at 22.80 percent.

So who was at the top of the list?